STOCKHOLM, Sweden - November 10, 1997 - Tele 2 and Cisco Systems, Inc. today announced thatthey are teaming to offer advanced, end-to-end networking solutions.
With a Cisco Powered Network, Tele 2 offers customers reliable, secure and high performanceInternet services. The relationship highlights Tele 2's and Cisco's focus on using intelligentbroadband IP networking to deliver enhanced connectivity and network-based applications toSweden's large corporations.
"Cisco shares our vision that the IP network is the foundation for delivering intelligentbusiness solutions, providing our customers with strategic competitive advantages," said UlfJohansson, Manager of Data Network Services of Tele 2. "By working with the recognizedworldwide leader in networking for the Internet, we can reassure our customers that theInternet services we offer lead the industry in reliability, performance and innovation."
Tele 2 offers Internet services such as Internet Access, SNIX (SNI eXchange) and Lan2Lan usingCisco equipment and software end to end.
Peter Lomas, vice president, service providers, Cisco EMEA, said, "Enterprise customersworldwide have selected quality networking and Internet solutions from Cisco. Tele 2'srelationship with Cisco will enable end customers to feel confident that their service providerwill deliver a high level of network interoperability and performance, as well as new, advancedand differentiated services."
The Cisco Powered Network designation acknowledges Tele 2's ability to provide innovativeservices and increase customer confidence in the performance and reliability of services andthe benefits of using Cisco equipment and software end to end.
About Tele 2
Tele2 is a part of NetCom Systems AB that was founded in 1993 and is the leading alternativeprovider of telecommunications services in Scandinavia. The group is engaged in the GSMcellular-telecommunications industry, operating through the brand, Comviq GSM AB, in Sweden andits listed affiliate, NetCom ASA, in Norway. In the public telecommunications and datacommunications services, the group operates through the brand, Tele2 AB, in Sweden and itssubsidiaries NetCom Systems Danmark A/S in Denmark and Tele2 Norge AS in Norway. The group alsooperates in the cable-TV service sector. The company is listed both on the Stockholm stockexchange and on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol NECSY.
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